A patient’s perspective on Open Heart Magic: An interview with Melissa Bruebach, a recipient of Bedside Magic at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Q: I understand you’ve had firsthand experience with Open Heart Magic.
Yes. When I was a patient at Lurie Children’s Hospital, I had several visits from the Hospital Magicians.
Q: Most people don’t know what it’s like to be a kid in the hospital. Can you share your experience?
Well, I started having surgeries as an infant…and pretty much grew up in the hospital. Unless you’re a kid or a parent with a kid who’s gone through this, you don’t realize how scary and stressful it can be. Children with medical conditions experience things – and miss out on things – that make them grow up too fast…